This Week in Racing History (July 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 4 Richard Petty scores his 200th NASCAR Winston Cup victory with a victory in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1984). July 5 Leon Thery wins the Gordon Bennett race (1905). July...

This Week in Racing History
Michael Stucker

July 4
Richard Petty scores his 200th NASCAR Winston Cup victory with a victory in the Firecracker 400 at Daytona, Florida, USA (1984).

July 5
Leon Thery wins the Gordon Bennett race (1905).

July 6
Jean Behra drives a modified Porsche RSK to victoy in the F2 race at Reims, France (1958).

July 7
Cruz Pedregon becomes the first NHRA Funny Car driver to break the 310 mph barrier when he records a top speed of 311.20 mph at Topeka, Kansas, USA (1996).

July 8
George Follmer wins the second Can-Am race of the season, at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA, in a Porsche 917/10. Mark Donohue finishes second in a Porsche 917/30. It is the second and last Can-Am race that Donohue will not win this year (1973).

July 9
Mark C. Smith wins the Bosch-VW Super Vee race on the streets of Des Moines, Iowa, USA (1989).

July 10
Richard Morgan, driving a March, wins the Sports 2000 endurance race at Oultan Park, England (1982).

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Series History
Drivers George Follmer , Richard Petty , Cruz Pedregon , Mark Donohue